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Broader Gun Restrictions Mean Fewer Intimate Partner Homicides

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
April Zeoli, assistant professor of criminal justice, discusses her research on Monday October 29, 2012.

State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by…

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Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Friday, July 28, 2017

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat…

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Holt Named Fellow of Netherlands Cybercrime Institute

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Thomas Holt

Thomas Holt, professor in the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice has been named a fellow of the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law…

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Mothers’ Lack of Legal Knowledge Linked to Juvenile Re-Offending

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Caitlin Cavanagh

Youth who commit crimes for the first time are more likely to re-offend if their mothers don’t participate in their legal process. Unfortunately, mothers are widely unfamiliar with…

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Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed than Males

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thomas Holt

Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they’re also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan…

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Prostitution Has Gone Online – And Pimps are Thriving

Monday, August 15, 2016
Mary Finn

With the sale of sex shifting online, today’s pimps are avoiding police detection by using underground websites, social media, mobile apps and even by hiding their ads on…

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Need for Public Safety Consolidation Depends on the Community

Friday, July 29, 2016
Jeremy Wilson

In the first comprehensive work of its kind, a Michigan State University criminologist has completed a study on the implementation and outcomes of public safety consolidation – the…

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MSU Researchers, Local Police Studying Elder Abuse

Monday, May 16, 2016
Christopher Maxwell and Carolyn Pickering

Michigan State University professors and the Lansing Police Department are working together on a research project that addresses elder abuse and neglect in the area. Led by Carolyn…

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How U.S. Police Can Solve More Homicides

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
David Carter

Only about 65 percent of homicides in the United States are solved – down 15 percent from the mid-1970s – but a new study led by a Michigan…

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Study Links Gang Membership and Depression

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Chris Melde

Kids who decide to join gangs are more likely to be depressed and suicidal – and these mental health problems only worsen after joining, finds a new study…

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